With the immediateness of social media, and the globalized concept of everything being a click away, it can be extremely difficult to understand that the world was not built in a day – that blogs with over one hundred thousand followers, or the New York Times Best Seller books did not reach their present success overnight.
Too much immediacy . . .
Creates a mind that can see the present, but is incapable of seeing how the accumulation of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice led to the present being such a “success”. The fundamental truth is, you can’t learn what you can’t perceive. In other words, if you only see the present, without seeing how that individual’s past paved the way, you will never fully understand what it takes to become successful.
There is nothing wrong with wanting things now.
In fact, wanting something now is incredibly important to being successful. We are all familiar with the quote by Lao-tzu, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” but very few of us realize that the desire to complete this journey now, led to the taking of that first step.
Jane wants everything now and Bill wants nothing. However, because Jane wants everything now, she takes many steps, and because Bill wants nothing, he doesn’t take any steps.
Wanting it now is the first step.
You need to want success now. If you don’t, you are going to be just as stagnate as Bill. You need to embody the early stages of what Jane represents to begin honing, refining, and evolving what it will actually take to manifest what you want.
And that’s where patience comes in.
Patience allows you to see what aspects of your desires are actually feasible in this very moment, and it also gives you the clarity and temperament to see what aspects of your aspirations are going to take a lot more time to manifest.
Bringing it all together.
Wanting it now, coupled with patience, is combining the yin with the yang. The fuel to move forward, with the understanding that journeys take time. As Lance Armstrong would say, “Live Strong”.
Brandon Yawa, over and out.